Rocket Science and Dash

Rocket Science and Dash

It is rocket science and it is earthshattering and YES it is innovative engineering. Ha! I have always wanted to say these lines to the skeptics out there who tend to crush form and function kinda ideas. For the Dash7 Pocket-sized Portable Wireless Soundbar by Soundmatters it took the creative genius of nuclear physics, astronomy, physical chemistry graduate and NASA Project Manager – Dr. Godehard Guenther! Bottomline: with the Dash7 Soundbar, you are assured superior sound quality teamed with Good Design.

0 Designer: Soundmatters [ Buy it here ]

A Scorpion Without the Sting

A Scorpion Without the Sting

The Scorpion chair earns its title from its shape which subtly mimics the form of the creepy crawly creature by the same name… only with 3 legs instead of 8! Formed using a traditional Chinese mortise and tenon joint structure, the nail-less design falls somewhere between a chair and stool with its single extended leg that serves as a small back. Don’t be deceived by the name… it’s friendlier looking than you might think!

0 Designer: Sunnmoo Pan

Locally Sourced Lighting

Locally Sourced Lighting

The Ninebyfour lamp is a combination of neglected local natural resources and the advantageous LED tube light! The minimalistic design is crafted from local Amsterdam elm trees that are cut down due to illness and would otherwise be used as firewood. Using trees that passersby might have enjoyed at one time forms a deeper connection and ensures that no two fixtures are alike despite their archetypical form.

0 Designer: Waarmakers

Friday Giveaway: 15 Autograph Leather Skins To Be WON!

Friday Giveaway: 15 Autograph Leather Skins To Be WON!

If you are looking at ignoring Steve Job’s recommendation of a completely naked iPhone (iPhone5 / 5S or Samsung Galaxy S4), then we can help you out! Santa’s giving away 15 Autograph Leather Skins that have been lovingly crafted by Truffol. Just let him know which other smartphone make/model you would like Truffol to dress up and in what color.

0 Contest Closes: 22nd Dec Midnight PST

Single Speaker Asset

Single Speaker Asset

They say that it’s more than a speaker, handset or speakerphone, and if you ask me honestly then the Monocle is a radicle style statement tech. I love the quirky fact that daisy-chain up to 10 Monocles to create the best
listening experience. As a smartphone companion, I think this is a cool design that promises form and function.

0 Designer: Native Union

Delivery Drones are the Future

Delivery Drones are the Future

Amazon Prime made headlines recently with their vision for delivery drone system, but designer Stefan Riegebauer beat them to the punch almost a year ago! The Smart Aid doesn’t focus on shopping deliveries (yet), rather, it aims to provide preliminary medical aid to those in need before paramedics arrive. The unique tri-copter design is also capable of maneuvering to areas unreachable by medic teams. Check out the vid to see how it works!

0 Designer: Stefan Riegebauer

Easy Air Pump

Easy Air Pump

Hand-held air pumps to inflate flat bicycle tires can be a pain, so to make it easy on you; we have here the Air Pot. This is a micro electric compressor for bicycle to inflate air into the tire. Actually you can even use it on wheelchairs. The device is portable, rechargeable and with capabilities to set air pressure accurately. I love the retractable cord feature, which adds in a definitive spunk to the concept.

0 Designer: Gisuke Tokuyama

Pro Photo iPhone Case

Pro Photo iPhone Case

Whether you’re all about Vine, Instagram or a Snapchat addict, the BRIC+ is the ultimate must-have for all types of iPhone photographers. Its built-in, premium performance 3.5x optical lens brings out the most in your photos by giving you total control. Better yet, its high capacity Li-ion battery provides supplemental power for hours of battery-sucking camera time!

0 Designer: Sudong Cho

Tool-inspired Stool

Tool-inspired Stool

The Eyore stool is an elegant fusion of tool and furniture that takes inspiration from the very device used to help carpenters create other forms of seating. The simplistic structure is identical to trestles used by carpenters to lift and support sofa cushions and couches. Suede accents and fabric in contrast with raw wood and metal rivets give it a refined industrial aesthetic suitable everywhere from the kitchen to the work studio.

0 Designer: Vered Venezia

Swim Safe App

Swim Safe App

Everyone loves the beach, especially kids… but parents know that it can be just as dangerous as it is fun! The Harvey Swim Harness app combination now lets parents rest assure that their little ones will be safe playing in the surf. The child’s smart-harness relays GPS and heart rate/breathing vitals to the system which is accessible via parents’ smartphones. Every child wearing a harness is visible to anyone viewing the app, so other parents are alerted anytime a nearby child is in danger to ensure they have the maximum chance of rescue.

0 Designer: DFW Experience

Cycling With illume

Cycling With illume

The illume is a bicycle that combines a simple bike design with advanced technology. To overcome the problems of riding at night, the design merges the indicator, brake and headlights into the frame in a way that it affords a safer ride. A lithium-ion battery and an actuator that transforms kinetic energy to electrical energy power the lighting system that is integrated into the frame.

0 Designer: Nikhil Kapoor

Guerilla Gardening Starbucks Style

Guerilla Gardening Starbucks Style

Envisioned as a conceptual design for where Starbucks as a brand may be in 2025, the The Starbucks ‘SeedPod’ is the new-age tactic for Guerilla Gardening. As per Freddie’s vision, The ‘Seed Pods’ will be given away at Starbucks location together with free seeds, which are meant for planting in the local community. The aim is to aid replanting areas and aligns with Starbucks sustainable policy.

0 Designer: Freddie Jordan

Tesla would be so proud!

Tesla would be so proud!

The EM (ElectroMagnetic) table explores lesser known aspects of energies and electromagnetic interactions. In short, the table produces a localized electromagnetic field that’s capable of lighting nearby fluorescent tubes without any physical contact. More of a light source than a table, users can now interact with invisible electric energy. Check out the vid to see it in action!

0 Designer: Florian Dussopt